JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week Of Nov. 6


This week peruse high-end design at the Salon Art + Design in New York, ponder the circular economy in Geneva at the first conference dedicated to luxury resale, and bid on spectacular diamonds or statement-making artist jewelry. And if all else fails, kick back with a wonderful coffee-table book about India!


Inspired By India: How India Transformed Global Design (ongoing)

Inspired by India book coverIndia’s influence on global design is the subject of Inspired by India, a stunning new coffee-table book published by Roli Books. In the volume, anthropologist Phyllida Jay explores more than six centuries of trade, cultural exchange, and inspiration between India and the West through the lens of several categories, including textiles, fashion, jewelry, and perfume. Cartier’s long-standing relationship with Indian culture, decorative arts, and artisanal crafts is front and center.


ReLuxury Show in Geneva: Through Nov. 7 (in person)

Patek Philippe Pink Calendar moonphase pink gold
On display and on sale at the show: the Pink Calendar Patek Philippe triple calendar with moon phase in pink gold

If you’re in Geneva, catch the last two days of the ReLuxury show, the first event dedicated to the resale of luxury and collectible objects. Organized by Fabienne Lupo, the former chairwoman and managing director of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, the event is taking place at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva and is open to the public and professionals alike. Talks scheduled for Nov. 6–7 touch on topics such as how resale is changing the definition of luxury, circularity, and traceability.

Gem X Webinar With Goldsmith Yeena Yoon: Nov. 9, 12 p.m. ET (online)

Gem X goldsmith tourIn this week’s Gem X webinar, follow in the footsteps of jeweler Yeena Yoon, as she discusses her apprenticeship this past summer with the master goldsmith Giovanni Corvaja in Todi, Italy. From drawing wire to understanding different alloys to refining her individual craft, Yoon will share details of her deep dive into traditional Italian goldsmithing. During the second half of the presentation, Corvaja will join Yeena to answer questions and discuss his lifelong study of gold.

Salon Art + Design in New York: Nov. 10–14 (in person)

Wilensky Brazil Tourmaline
Tourmaline from Brazil, $228,000; Wilensky Exquisite Minerals

Salon Art + Design, a showcase for blue-chip 20th-century art and the world’s best design, returns to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City Nov. 10–14. Among the leading art and design galleries spotlighting collectible design trends will be London-based jeweler Lauren Adriana, who plans to debut a series of exceptional new fine pieces exclusive to this year’s fair.

Gem X Tour of Lauren Adriana’s Booth at Salon Art + Design: Nov. 12, 5 p.m. ET (in person)

Speaking of Lauren Adriana, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the British jeweler at her Salon Art + Design booth on Nov. 12, when Gem X has organized a meet-and-greet for its members.


Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction in Geneva: Nov. 8, 11 a.m. ET (in person and online)

The star attraction at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva this week is undoubtedly the Fortune Pink, which, at 18.18 carats, is considered the largest pear-shape fancy vivid pink diamond ever to go up for auction. Estimated at between $25 million and $35 million, the gem is one of 71 lots hitting the block at Christie’s. Other highlights include an important diamond rivière necklace boasting a total weight of approximately 100 carats, including a 10.33 ct. pear-shape diamond, from the Collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock (aka Arnold Weinstock, a leading industrialist in post-war Britain, and his wife, Netta Sobell).

Bonhams’ Artist Jewelry Sale in Los Angeles: Nov. 10, 10 a.m. PT (in person and online)

Herve Van Der Straeten brass necklace
Signed Hervé van der Straeten brass necklace; est. $1,000–$1,500

Following the success of its first art jewelry sale last fall, Bonhams Los Angeles is presenting its second Artist Jewelry sale on Nov. 10. Featuring more than 300 lots, including numerous one-of-a-kind creations by leading artists and designers from across the globe, the sale highlights sculptural, contemporary, and architectural designers, including a wide selection of Mexican silver jewels by Hubert Harmon, Antonio Pineda, Matilde Poulat, and William Spratling.

Top: Splash ring with blue topaz and diamonds in 18k black and yellow gold, $5,350; Sauer

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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